YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., April 4, 2012 — Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks & Resorts at Yosemite kicks off spring in Yosemite National Park with the re-opening of the historic Wawona Hotel, bike rentals at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and the Yosemite Mountaineering School. In spring, Yosemite National Park visitors will enjoy the park with fewer people compared to the summer season and the power of gushing waterfalls and blooming wildflowers of vibrant hues make it a great time to visit.
The historic Wawona Hotel, bike rentals at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and the Yosemite Mountaineering School re-open for the spring season
The Wawona Hotel, a National Historic Landmark, re-opened to the public this past weekend after its winter break. Wawona Hotel is an ideal place for a relaxing spring getaway due to its Victorian charm, spacious verandas overlooking verdant meadows, nearby river, surrounding pine and oak trees, abundant wildlife, easy access to Yosemite Valley activities and nearby Pioneer History Center and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
Yosemite Valley activities now open for the spring season include the Yosemite Mountaineering School and the Bike Rental Stand at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. While Yosemite is known around the world for its iconic rock climbing routes on El Capitan, the park also features an abundance of beginning and intermediate rock climbing options. The Yosemite Mountaineering School is gearing up for a fantastic season of world-class rock climbing and instruction for all skill levels, private guided climbs and group hikes.
One of the best ways to see Yosemite’s magnificent sights is on a bike. With more than 12 miles of paved bike paths in Yosemite Valley, adults and children alike can explore Yosemite at their own pace, stopping to capture photos and soak in the majestic views at their leisure. The floor of Yosemite Valley is predominantly flat, with an occasional mild incline, making for easy cruising. Rental bikes are now open for the season at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls daily for all ages of riders, weather and conditions permitting.
Reawaken and cultivate the soul this spring at Yosemite National Park all while enjoying the refreshing transformation of the park from winter to spring. For more information about lodging and activities in Yosemite National Park or to make a reservation, visit www.YosemitePark.com or call 801-559-4949. Join the conversation at Facebook.com/YosemitePark and Twitter.com/YosemiteDNC.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places SM, with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit www.experiencednc.com.
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